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Course SummaryIn many states, new or prospective teachers are tested on their ability to understand foundational educational processes and concepts. This comprehensive study guide is designed to help you review various topics that you will be tested on when taking the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Grades 7-12 exam.
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Take this engaging course as you get ready for the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Grades 7-12 exam. Professionals have included concise lessons in the areas of classroom discussion and communication techniques, assessing student learning and the legal and ethical requirements of an educator. These lessons are self-paced and accompanied by quizzes for a flexible and thorough test prep experience.
This course was last updated in 2019.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This Praxis PLT Grades 7-12 exam test prep course covers the fundamental educational theories and practices found on the exam, from domains of human development to school and organizational support for teachers. After you complete this course, you should be able to:
- Outline variables that affect teaching and learning
- Discuss behavioral theories affecting education
- Provide example strategies for motivating students
- Detail the curriculum-planning process
- Utilize resources for teaching and learning
- Explain cognition and learning
- Promote collaboration and self-regulation in the classroom
- Apply inquiry and questioning skills
In this course, you'll find 216 bite-sized lessons divided by subject into 25 mobile-friendly chapters. To help you assess your knowledge before exam day, we've also included lesson quizzes and chapter tests.
Praxis PLT - Grades 7-12 Exam Information
The lessons in this course cover basic teaching strategies and practices that aspiring and new teachers are expected to know when they begin their careers and which they will be tested on when taking the Praxis PLT Grades 7-12 exam. The lessons go over various educational and instructional theories, curriculum planning methods, professional development opportunities, classroom management practices and special education topics.
- Number of Questions: 74
- Question Type: 70 selected-response questions and 4 constructed-response questions
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Exam Cost: $146
Praxis PLT - Grades 7-12 Exam Breakdown
|Praxis PLT - Grades 7-12 Exam Concept||Percent of the Praxis PLT - Grades 7-12 Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Students as Learners||22.5%||21 questions||70|
|Instructional Process||22.5%||21 questions||102|
|Professional Development, Leadership & Community & Analysis of Instructional Scenarios||15%||14 questions||31|
Praxis PLT Grades 7-12 Exam Preparation & Registration
This comprehensive study guide is a useful tool that will help you prepare to take the Praxis PLT Grades 7-12 exam if you are seeking to become or have just begun a career as a middle or high school teacher in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah or West Virginia.
You can use the lessons contained in this course to reinforce what you already know or learn new information about such topics as influential educational theorists and their theories, educational psychology and behavioral theories, instructional approaches and models, cognitive processes in learning and student assessment methods. Other topics explored in this guide include curriculum and lesson planning techniques, classroom communication methods, professional development and teacher support, legal and ethical roles of the teacher, collaborative learning and skills development in areas of inquiry and research. Each lesson contains a self-assessment quiz that helps you to determine both your understanding of the lesson material and your readiness to answer questions found on the Praxis exam.
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